Principles & Practices of Assessment

Principles & Practices of Assessment

There are many different methods of assessment making sure you use the correct methods are very important, by knowing your learners and always taking into account any special needs and requirements they may have will have a big impact on the methods you will use, all assessments will usually follow the assessment cycle

The cycle will continue until all aspects of the qualifications have successfully been achieved by the learner.
Types of assessment appropriate to teaching and learning may consist of observations.
Learners when studying and training in a vocational area will be observed on a daily basis from the smallest achievement to the more significant levels.

When keeping a track on student’s ongoing development, observations will be a continuous part of a learner’s journey throughout their learning programme.
Students can quickly become comfortable with their learning environment and are blissfully unaware of the visual checks that are taking place on all aspects of their daily activates and routines.

Observations can be unobtrusive which will not interfere with how learners perform, this can give the tutor observing a realistic result and can make all the difference between a learner being able to show how they can achieve or not.

By watching learners demonstrate their practical skills and developing their personal maturity i.e. how they interact with others, how they conduct themselves to maintaining their personal hygiene and appearance can and does give an excellent insight into each student’s capabilities and growth and will also highlight areas where support is needed.
Observations can cover different aspects of a qualification at the same time making this a holistic approach.

When teaching questions can be incorporated into sessions and can be a key technique for assessing, questions relevant to students work will simulate thinking and give learners the opportunities to explain their...